Ambrose James Coady


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Darlington 1929 1948
Mayor Darlington 1940 1940
  • Darlington Council seal (Civic Collection 2006.032.2)

Family background

Ambrose James (Gus) Coady was the son of John Coady and his wife Catherine. He married Maurica Gertrude Bateman 1 October 1917 at St Peters, NSW. Coady died 23 August 1950, late of Randwick, and he was interred in the Catholic Section of Rookwood Cemetery. He left a Will and his estate and assets were valued at £5,772. Gus Coady lived at 15 Doncaster Avenue, Kensington.

Occupation & interests

Ambrose J Coady was a storekeeper at 85 Darlington Road, Darlington in 1918. In 1930 he transferred the publicans license he held in respect of the Australian X1 Hotel at the corner of Elizabeth and Kettle Streets, Redfern.

Honours & awards

Leitch was awarded an Order of the British Empire (Civil) on 19 October 1920 for his work as a member of the War Chest Committee and for his services in regard to the Soldiers Comfort Fund.

Local government service

Ambrose James Coady was an alderman on Darlington Council in 1929-48. He was mayor in 1940.


‘Advertising’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 December 1928, p. 5,


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